Framed by the snow-covered peaks of The Remarkables and mountains of the Wakatipu Basin, Lake Hayes is a picturesque lake with crystal clear waters that reflect the surrounding landscape like a mirror

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Lake Hayes, Queenstown

Framed by the snow-covered peaks of The Remarkables and mountains of the Wakatipu Basin, Lake Hayes is a picturesque lake with crystal clear waters that reflect the surrounding landscape like a mirror.

Framed by the snow-covered peaks of The Remarkables and mountains of the Wakatipu Basin, Lake Hayes is a picturesque lake with crystal clear waters that reflect the surrounding landscape like a mirror. The Lake Hayes Circuit that runs around the lake is part of The Queenstown Trail, and a popular trail for walking and cycling. To the south is the Lake Hayes Estate, while the grassy space to the north is used for picnics and recreational activities. You may also spot birds such as mallards, feral goose, native New Zealand scaup, Australasian crested grebe and the black shag.


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About Lake Hayes

 Central Otago, South Island

Lake Hayes and Nearby Sights on Map

The Remarkables

You know it is going to be an unforgettable experience when something is named as The Remarkables

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is a 1649 metre tall mountain with a popular skiing resort on its southern slopes

Shotover River

Once dubbed 'the richest river in the world' for its gold nuggets, the Shotover River today draws gold-seekers as well as adventure enthusiasts who come for the fast-flowing crystal rapids

Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a 56 kilometre long tramping or hiking path along Hollyford River that runs from Marion Corner at the foot of Mount Christina in the south to the Tasman Sea coast at Martins Bay in the north, through the Pyke Big Bay Track

Skycity Queenstown

The Skycity Queenstown Casino has dining and entertainment in addition to 86 gaming machines, 8 gaming tables with popular draws such as Roulette, Poker, Texas Hold'em, Baccarat, and Blackjack, and an additional 4 gaming tables in the VIP room

Skippers Canyon

Carved out by glaciers and the Shotover River, the Skippers Canyon is a breathtaking gorge with steep drops of several hundred metres

Lake Wakatipu

Surrounded by the towering Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Southern Alps, the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu offers breathtaking views of nature

Lord of the Rings - Glenorchy

Glenorchy is breathtakingly beautiful, and it is not hard to see why Peter Jackson filmed parts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy here

Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka lies at the heart of the Otago Lakes in South Island, just a 50 minute drive to the north of Queenstown through the Crown Range

Routeburn Track

The 32 kilometre long Routeburn Track is an alpine tramping or hiking trail that passes through the Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks